Hello there my lovely Buttoneers! I am so thrilled to be into the twenties of my Create 28 blog challenge! The light at the end of the crafty but exhausting tunnel is dim but visible…phew! Fingers crossed I can make it over the finish line in one mentally sound piece and with my head held high with pride for all of my crafty adventures…time will tell.
It occurred to me about a month in to this challenge that I
should had to explore making my own buttons, but I was never really sure how I would do this in the time frame. I seriously have so little room for do-overs now that it’s scary pants! Anyhoo, it all came down to time and my beaut of a Fiancé suggested that we carve out some crafty time together at the weekend to stop my brain from going into overload (I normally have a strict no-work rule at the weekend that sometimes more often than not these days, gets smushed)
This sounded like a plan and I was super grateful for a clay warming, ball rolling, oven pre-heating, not to mention dishy assistant to take the edge off.
We had a ton of fun and I was super happy with the results – So much so, that I added an extra line to the collection and swapped some things around to have an overall of three sets of handmade clay buttons! Hooray!
I mean, come on!! How could Eliston Button not make buttons!?
These handmade black flower buttons are detailed right down to the veins of the five pretty petals of each flower. The centre of the button is a textured round circle and two holes are placed either side for sewing.
The monochrome black tones make this button super easy to match to any outfit, bag or crafty project by being neutral allowing the design itself to be eye catching. It will compliment almost anything or colour it is next to, giving you full rein to attach to anything your imagination allows!
Each of the black flower shaped buttons is approx. 2m in diameter and approx. 1cm thick as the pretty petals shape upwards for a more dimensional appearance. You will receive a set of 6 buttons, loosely sewn onto a pretty button card.
These chunky leaf shaped white coloured buttons are really detailed right down to the thin imprinted veins that run to the very tips of the leaves. This printed design into the clay leaf shape is on the front and the back of the button and two holes have been pushed through at the base of the leaf to sew on to a cardigan, a coat or even a bag – The possibilities are endless for your crafty fingers to explore!
The neutral tones and creamy white shades allow these buttons to compliment any colour and stand out as an eye-catching mini piece of nature that you can carry around with you forever.
These buttons remind me of falling and floating autumn leaves with their crisp edges and dreamy textures.
Each of the leaf shaped buttons is approx. 3.7cm across and 3.5cm tall and approx. 4mm thick and have a lovely dimensional appearance. You will receive a set of 4 buttons that are also loosely sewn onto a pretty button card.
These indigo blue clay buttons are chunky and round – perfect for little fingers to learn to fasten their own clothes or equally as great for bigger kids (that’s you adults!) for a fun and quirky addition to brighten a cardigan, a coat or even a bag! Just think of all of the crafty adventures these buttons could escape to!
The possibilities are endless with these round lovelies which are hand shaped and patterned with a simple yet eye-catching inner circle and two holes side by side for sewing.
Each of the Round chunky buttons is approx. 2cm in diameter and approx. 0.7mm thick. You will receive a set of 6 buttons, loosely sewn onto a pretty button card just like the others.
I designed and created my own hand-lettering for the button cards and I love how they turned out with their watercolour-like wash on the back ground – and of course in the Eliston Button pink and grey branding colours! You might even just want to hang them on a notice board or pop them in a frame as a piece of craft inspired art!
Each of the buttons are handmade and hand-shaped so they will all be individual. They have been oven baked so may have some slight imperfections in size or colour – that is the beauty of handmade! No one will ever have the exact same set of buttons as you!
I am really happy with how these turned out and so chuffed to have made my own buttons – I can feel this may be the start of something new and exciting to play around with on my crafty adventure! Ooo the possibilities!
What do you think? Which are your favourites? What can you imagine them sewn on to? I can’t wait to hear all about it!
Meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!